This morning after the school run I spent a delicious hour at the little café where I have my studio. It's just the loveliest place to sit in a pool of Autumn sunshine, drink a very, very good coffee and listen to the banter of the beautiful ladies who work there. I sat and let it all happen around me, the chat and laughter, the baking and cooking, the familiar sounds and smells of the coffee making rituals, the customers coming and going with snippets of conversation. I just love it, I love café life so much. It's warm and friendly, comforting and welcoming.
I sat and sipped my latté and pondered over my week. I thought about the many decisions I've been making, about the ticks on my lengthy to-do list that've been happening slowly but surely, about the very many things still shouting for my attention. Emails. Invoices. Project specs. Blog posts. And then I went up to my studio and played with colour and lost myself for a while in it's pleasures.
I've got a lot of writing to do for Yarndale during the next week or so, a series of blog posts to tell the story of the festival this year. I've made a start tonight with the first post, you can read about it over on the Yarndale blog if you like. I've also got a surprise to share with you all re the Mandalas, something I've been working on during the past month with J which I hope will be ready by the weekend. I really hope you're going to like it.
EDIT :: The Yarndale posts mentioned above will be written by me during this next week, but will appear on the Yarndale blog. That way those who wish to read them can do so, and those who don't wish to read them don't have to bother. Now please can we STOP arguing?